Diversity report 2020
AT ŠKODA AUTO
ŠKODA AUTO is fulfilling the Diversity Strategy approved by the Board of
Directors in November 2018. It follows basic principles of diversity and inclusion,
which are firmly stated in the corporate strategic documents - TOGETHER 2025
Strategy, ŠKODA AUTO Group Code of Conduct, Sustainable Development
Strategy, and others. Diversity and inclusion are also an integral part of
corporate culture - the fourth principle of the group says, „We live diversity.“
As part of ŠKODA AUTO‘s diversity strategy, we are de-
Within the fifth dimension (Diverse Mindset), we support
veloping five dimensions of diversity. The first dimension
the diversity of thinking, creating a psychologically safe
(Gender-balanced Company) focuses on equal opportu-
environment, and working with unconscious biases. Ano-
nities for employees regardless of whether they are men
ther critical aspect is an education and communication of
or women. In 2020 we realized a significant amount of
diversity and inclusion issues in company.
projects within this dimension.
In 2019, ŠKODA AUTO signed the Diversity Charter, a
The second dimension (Origin and Culture) focuses on the
platform in which leading employers committed to develo-
aspect of internationalization of the company. ŠKODA
ping a tolerant work environment. In Europe, the Diversity
AUTO supplies cars to more than 100 markets worldwide,
Charter counts over 10,000 signatories. In 2020 ŠKODA
which is why a global mindset is essential if we are to keep
AUTO became a golden signatory and general partner of
and grow our success. We have received a new responsi-
the Diversity Day event in Parliament of the Czech Re-
bility for new markets within the entire Volkswagen Group
public. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
- this brings an increased need for international teams.
Diversity Day conference was held online and separated
into two terms in spring, and autumn.
The third dimension (Generation Cooperation) oversees
cooperation across different generations of employees.
ŠKODA AUTO is fulfilling the Diversity Strategy approved
ŠKODA AUTO is an attractive employer for other groups
by the Board of Directors in November 2018. It follows
of employees across all age groups. Supporting flexibility
basic principles of diversity and inclusion, which are firmly
and new forms of work has been an important topic (Dis-
stated in the corporate strategic document - TOGETHER
tant form of work has proven as possible. Thanks to the
2025 Strategy, ŠKODA AUTO Group Code of Conduct,
COVID-19 pandemic, we have overcome the number of
Sustainable Development Strategy, and others. Diversity
prejudices associated with working from home.).
and inclusion are also an integral part of corporate culture
- the fourth Group Essential says, „Diversity is part of our
The fourth dimension (Individual Capabilities) focuses
on support for disadvantaged groups of employees
(disadvantage can be physical or social).